Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

World

Head of Guatemala's armed forces dies in helicopter crash

The Guatemalan government says the head of its joint chiefs of staff has died in a helicopter crash near the border with Mexico.

Interior Secretary Maurio Lopez says Gen. Rudy Ortiz died Wednesday along with four other military officials after their helicopter fell in a mountainous area of the province of Huehuetenango.

Lopez says Gen. Braulio Mayen and three other officials were also killed.